Director of Content Strategy and Development

About CCC + CCCAction
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.

For a more detailed description of our sister organization, please go here for Center for Community Change Action.

Position Description:
We are looking for a senior-level Director of Content Strategy and Development who has a passion for social change organizing, a vision of the future, and an innate desire to grow the leadership and skills of the next generation of change makers in this country.

The right candidate will be a strong leader who can foster a culture of creativity and experimentation within the communications department and our wider organization by telling the stories of people struggling to get by. The Director of Content Strategy and Development will manage the creation of high-level multi-platform content that broadens the conversation around CCC’s social advocacy work.

The Director of Content Strategy and Development will work with all teams across CCC, CCCAction and key grassroots partners and national allies to 1) Develop communications strategies that raise the voices of those with lived experiences 2) Oversee and create high level content, including experimenting with emerging trends in content creation and 3) Coach, advise and mentor staff and grassroots groups that want to learn the best practices in storytelling.

This position reports to: Director of Communications

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversee editorial content that highlights the stories of social justice in low-income communities, as well as the work that CCC and its grassroots partners are engaged in to create solutions.
  • Create multiplatform stories, including print, video, audio, photography and social media content, for publication in traditional media as well as non-traditional media and various CCC and CCCA social channels.
  • Write and edit narratives, talking points and opinion pieces destined for publication.
  • Coach, mentor and advise staff and grassroots partners on essential elements of storytelling on multiple platforms.
  • Manage a program of communications fellows made up of writers, photographers, videographers, social media managers and other content creators who tell the successes and challenges of low-income families.
  • Manage one full-time staff and multiple fellows.
  • Strategize with staff and field partners around communications needs, including content creation, media strategy and coaching.
  • Develop and deploy rapid-response content in collaboration with other communications or campaigns staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social justice, collaborative processes and the participation and leadership of low-income people and their organizations.
  • 7 to 10 years of demonstrated expertise in creating content, including writing, video and audio production or other digital content, that is focused on progressive change and social advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience as a multiplatform storyteller.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, mentoring and teaching storytelling and communication strategies.
  • Exemplary writing and editing skills.
  • Top-notch communications, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • A creative ability to frame ideas, develop stories and synthesize complex public policy issues in a way that appeals to a wide variety of audiences.
  • A high degree of comfort in managing multiple tasks and deadlines, and working in a fluid and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision and pull together creative media strategies around campaigns or events.

Salary & Benefits: $90,000 – $100,000 annual salary. CCC offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 403B retirement plan plus an additional 3% employer contribution to a Money Purchase Plan at time of hire (8% employer contribution after six months of employment); and a choice of health insurance plans.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume and a writing sample to [email protected]. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer